Video Art Festival Turku (VAFT) is an international video art festival that will be held for the fifth time in November 2020. The festival is looking for video art works to be shown in different locations around Turku. The jurors for VAFT 2020 are visual artists Reija Meriläinen and Artor Jesus Inkerö. A pre-selection of the works will be made by the board of Ääriö ry, the association behind the festival.

VAFT 2020 has accepted submissions during 1.3.–15.4.2020. The open call is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! The selected artists will be informed via email by the end of August the latest.



  • You may only submit one (1) work.

  • Additionally, you may also submit one (1) work as a collective or group.

  • The artwork can be single- or multi-channelled. There is no limit for form, genre or duration. Alternatively, you may submit a proposal for other content, for example an artist talk, workshop or live performance.

  • If your artwork is in a language other than Finnish or English, it needs to be subtitled in Finnish or English. 

  • For marketing purposes 1–2 still images of the art work are required. Share the images (.jpg or .png) for example via Dropbox or Google Drive by adding the download link in the form. 

  • The artist must hold full copyright to the work or have an agreement with all copyright holders to present the work at the festival. The artists retain all rights to their work. Ääriö ry only has the right to present the work at the Video Art Festival Turku on the 5th to 8th of November 2020, unless agreed otherwise.

  • No entry fee is required.

  • The festival commits to paying all selected artists a screening fee of 120 euros. Taxes and other deductions apply. VAFT does not commit to covering travel costs for artists.